Summer Theatre Adventure
Summer Theatre Adventure is a free week-long immersive theatre experience for ages 7-14 to engage with theatre, culture and community.
The Golem of Prague: A Story of Danger, Bravery and a Little Magic
2021 Summer Theatre Adventure: Stand Up for Those You Love
Travel back with us to Prague in 1598 – the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, the center of art and science in Europe. It is a Golden Age for everyone but the city’s Jews. Emperor Rudolf II has ordered the Jews to leave their homes or be forced out. Can Rabbi Loew, with the help of Court Astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler defeat the plans of the Emperor and his Court Alchemist Edward Kelly? It will take courage, magic, and the mighty Golem for the Rabbi to save his people.
“The Golem of Prague” is a play written and directed by Darrin Crow based upon the Czech folktale. Join Playtime Poppy and The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library as we embark on this adventure!
Rehearsals & Workshops: July 12-16 from 9:00 – 12:00
Performances: July 17 at 11:00am and 1:00pm
Director: Darrin Crow
Tech Director: Robin Crow
Hosted by: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Sponsored by: RSH Legal and George & Janelle McClain
Congratulations to the Cast & Crew!
Chronicler 1: Cooper Norton
Chronicler 2: Hattie LeVake
Rabbi Leow: Brody Davis
Pearl Leow: Londyn Matthews
Butcher: Cael Conklin
Veggie Seller: Sam Shannon
Baker: Roman Williams
Shoemaker: Rhiannon Leahy
Vendor: Maggie Lauer
Emperor Rudolf II: Bridger LeVake
Edward Kelley: Rio Hernandez
Lackey: Scottie Lynch
Giuseppe Arcimboldo: Jeremiah Williams
Carolus Luython: Benny Williams
Tycho Brahe: Alijah Williams
Johannes Kepler: Keira Hall
Marta: Viana Alexandrescu
Helena: Rosiah Taylor
Hans Folk: Landon LeVake
Franz: Sabrina Alexandrescu
Page: Esther Davis
Laban: Sylvia Swaney
Pavel: Nora Jensen
Soldier: Soren LeVake
Talented Tumbling Thief: Alexandra Blake
STA Tech Crew:
Darrin Crow, Director
Darrin Crow is a storyteller, actor, teaching artist and director from Cedar Rapids. He grew up learning those arts in the Cedar Rapids schools- including acting in several Playtime Poppy shows. Darrin tells powerful, imaginative, engaging stories that keep audiences on the edge of their seats and stick with them long after the tale ends. Whether in a classroom, museum, festival, art fair, or ancient Greek amphitheater, Darrin crafts stories that deliver exactly what the listeners need. He is a regular instructor with the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy in subjects like storytelling, puppetry, and improvisation. He is drama director at Harding Middle School and assistant speech coach at Cedar Valley Christian School.